View Full Version : Pathfinders (Eldar) in 5th Edition

Penitent Engine
04-06-2008, 09:52
I was just looking through the rules for Rangers, and I noticed that in 5th edition Pathfinders will be absolutely NASTY!!!
1. On a 5+ to hit the shot will be AP1 and on a 6 to wound it will ALSO be AP1 thanks to the new rending rules!
2. If they need cover then stick them behind a unit of Guardians (who will probably be back in the same area sniping away with a BL or something) for a 2+ cover save if no other cover is available (not sure about the validity of this tactic, but anyway, it's a nice idea...)

Basically speaking, you have a 1 in 4 chance of your shot becoming AP1, meaning that they just got a whole lot more effective against smurfs & co. in my books.

04-06-2008, 10:17
Pathfinders' rifles aren't rending - or are all Sniper weapons rending in 5th?

The cover tactic should be a valid one. I have been looking forward to trying that for some time :)


04-06-2008, 10:20
All sniper rifles are rending in 5th.

P.S. This existing thread might have been worth a look: